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India gets their first-ever international standard motion capture lab

India gets their first-ever international standard motion capture lab

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Proving its mettle, Famous Studios brought Motion Capture to India. In collaboration with Centroid, UK, Famous Studious have created the city’s first end-to-end Motion Capture Lab, ready to create magic for Indian visual content. The fully-equipped lab is set up at Famous Studios, Mahalaxmi, the age-old stronghold for the brand, over decades. The lab was launched, and a walk-through was undertaken by Phil Stilgoe, CEO & Producer, Centroid – UK, Serbia, India. To highlight the real potential, he gave a live demonstration of the implementation of Motion Capture; from the recording of movement to the post-processing output. Commenting on the launch, Phil Stilgoe said, “India is one of the talent lakes in the entertainment sector. Not only is the creativity top-notch, the development o
Universal Studios in plans to celebrate Lunar New Year in style

Universal Studios in plans to celebrate Lunar New Year in style

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16th of February will be celebrated as Lunar New year. Lunar New Year is the first day of a secular, sacred, or other year whose months are coordinated by the cycles of the moon. And to mark this Lunar year, Universal Studios Hollywood plans to celebrate Lunar New Year from February 10 to 25 with some help from DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda characters. Attractions at the California theme park will include a new Dragon Warrior Training show, the opening of a replica Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop and the return of a Mandarin-speaking Transformers’ Megatron. Universal Plaza, a polygon-shaped piazza in the middle of the park, will house the activities complete with red Chinese lanterns, plum blossom Wishing Trees and the 12 zodiac animal signs. Based on the Kung Fu Panda franchise, a new stage perf
Corus Entertainment records decline in its Q1 financial results

Corus Entertainment records decline in its Q1 financial results

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With slight gains in its kids content business and radio advertising offset by sharper decreases in TV ad revenue, Canadian media conglomerate Corus Entertainment recorded a year-over-year decline in its Q1 financial results. The Toronto-based company posted Q1 revenue of US$332.7 million across its TV assets a climb down by 2% from US$340.8 million at the same period last year while revenue in its radio business remained flat at US$33.5 million. Overall, segment revenue fell to US$366.2 million, from US$374.6 million a year ago. Consolidated profits across TV and radio businesses fell more sharply with TV profits going down by 9% to US$135 million from US$147.6 million in Q1 of 2017. Meanwhile, combined ad revenue for TV and radio fell by 4% to US$250 million, from US$258.9 million a ye
Brain Power Studio launches brand new family series The Ponysitters Club

Brain Power Studio launches brand new family series The Ponysitters Club

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Global media company Brain Power Studio has launched its brand new family series The Ponysitters Club. Based on the book by Victoria Carson, The Ponysitters Club (20 x 22’) is being produced in association with Discovery Kids Latin America supported by the Shaw Rocket Fund in Canada. The Ponysitters Club is all about Skye (12 years old) who loves everything about living at Rescue Ranch, especially hanging out at the horse stable that houses rescue horses and ponies. She thinks she is ready to help with more care for the animals. Her mother Billy, who runs the ranch, is reluctant to give her more responsibilities as Skye struggles with her reading and homework. Her friends Olivia, Trish and Ethan come up with a plan to share the horse care and support Skye. Hence the Ponysitters Club
ABC Entertainment prez talks about future of Marvel

ABC Entertainment prez talks about future of Marvel

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Channing Dungey, the president of ABC Entertainment recently came out with the future of Marvel in the wake of the Disney-Fox deal. While she was speaking at the Television Critics Association, she spoke about the proposed Disney direct-to-consumer streaming service (DTC) and competition from other networks and services with Marvel shows. She however felt positive on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  currently in its fifth season. While it hasn’t been committed to yet, a sixth season reportedly sounds likely, she averred. “We continue to be very excited about what they’re doing with SHIELD… The creative this season, I honestly think is the strongest that it’s ever been. We’ve been really excited about what the producers have been talking about for the second half of the season. I’m r
OLM Inc. opens new studio in Malaysia

OLM Inc. opens new studio in Malaysia

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Japanese animation studio OLM Inc. has recently opened a studio in Malaysia. OLM is known for being behind numerous popular TV hits like Pokemon, Berserk, Inazuma Eleven, Yo-Kai Watch and Beyblade Burst. The new Malaysian studio will aim to take advantage of top quality local talent as well as meet the burgeoning demand for creative work in Malaysia. The studio is scheduled to open in April at science park Cyberjaya, which is situated in the Multimedia Super Corridor, the Malaysian equivalent of Silicon Valley. “Through our study, we’ve found Malaysia’s art education level ranked top among Southeast Asian countries,” OLM’s director of Asia business Hidehiko Kitajima had said this at Kuala Lumpur’s big Comic Fiesta con last December. Kitajima had also stated that the Cyberjaya studio w
GKIDS acquires North American distribution rights of three features of  Japanese director Masaaki Yuasa

GKIDS acquires North American distribution rights of three features of Japanese director Masaaki Yuasa

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GKIDS has acquired the North American distribution rights of three features of Japanese director Masaaki Yuas (two films from last year Lu Over the Wall and Night Is Short, Walk on Girl)  as well as his visionary 2004 classic Mind Game. The distribution house created an English-dubbed version of Lu Over the Wall that will premiere at the Sundance Film Fest later this month. All three films will also be released theatrically in their original Japanese language with English subtitles. “GKIDS is incredibly excited to be bringing these three films to Yuasa fans in North America,” GKIDS president Dave Jesteadt said. “And for those who have not yet had the pleasure of experiencing the indelible creative brilliance that is Masaaki Yuasa, you are in for an incredible treat,” he added. GKIDS
Hasbro Studios unveils its production slate of 2018-19

Hasbro Studios unveils its production slate of 2018-19

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Hasbro Studios has revealed its production slate of 2018-2019 in which there are a bunch of exciting new reveals. While existing favourites will get a makeover, there’s something totally new. We start off with additional content for shows that have already launched. They are My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s eighth season. This will feature 26 new episodes. Next is My Little Pony: Equestria Girls. This will get two new 44-minute TV specials. And the last is Hanazuki: Full of Treasures’ second season which will consist of 16 new episodes. Now, let’s tell you about a slate of new shows that starts off with the adorable world of Littlest Pet Shop. It was earlier reported of an all-new series from Hasbro’s Boulder Media studio, but it appears the show has undergone a name change
Hasbro lists its list of productions for 2018

Hasbro lists its list of productions for 2018

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Hasbro Studios has made open its 2018-2019 production slate and there one can find that there are a bunch of exciting new reveals. Existing favourites are getting a new coat of paint and there’s even something totally new. Let’s see what these are: They are the eighth season of My Little Pony: Friendship that will feature 26 new episodes. Secondly, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls will have two new 44-minute TV specials and lastly the second season of Hanazuki: Full of Treasures which will include 16 new episodes. Now, lest go on to a slate of new shows starting off with the adorable world of Littlest Pet Shop. Though it was earlier announced that  there would be an all-new series from Hasbro’s Boulder Media studio, but it appears the show has undergone a name change and will now be k
Robins Kaplan LLP files opposition to Disney’s motion to dismiss the copyright infringement lawsuit

Robins Kaplan LLP files opposition to Disney’s motion to dismiss the copyright infringement lawsuit

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National trial firm Robins Kaplan LLP has filed an opposition to Disney’s motion to dismiss the copyright infringement lawsuit that it faces over the blockbuster movie Inside Out. As one may recall, the firm’s initial complaint had included detailed allegations that The Walt Disney Company and Pixar misappropriated the central concept and characters behind the animated hit from a nationally recognized child development expert, Denise Daniels, who had pitched her original material and characters to top studio executives beginning in 2005. The firm filed this opposition on Friday, after Disney moved to dismiss the case last month